There’s a wealth of attractions & activities to explore for solo travellers, couples, and families visiting Pattaya.
Whatever your interests, you can be sure that you will find somewhere to do it in Pattaya. There are the wonderful sights such as the Sanctuary of Truth, some magnificent shows, the vast number of championship standard golf courses in close proximity and, of course, the array of different water sports including windsurfing and sailing thanks to the excellent mild to strong offshore winds.
Ramayana is the largest water park in southeast Asia and not only is it big, it’s a very good water park and we all love those! Found in the same area as the Silverlake Vineyard, Ramayana is filled with slides, lazy rivers and plenty of other fun, water-based activities. A great feature is that activities for young children are kept separate from the rest of the activities meaning everyone stays safe.
Opening Times: Weekday 10am to 6pm | Weekend 10am to 7pm
Admission Fee: Adults 1,190 baht | Children 890 baht
The Cartoon Network Amazone water park is located in Bang Saray, about 15 minutes’ drive to the south of Pattaya and features a total of nine entertainment zones that are based on Cartoon Network’s shows. Although the park some time to open it was certainly worth the wait with more still to come, this is a great family day out.
Opening Times: 10am to 7pm
Admission Fee: Adults 1,890 baht | Children 1,290 baht
This is a great day out for the family with a chance to come face to face, albeit through a glass tunnel, with some exciting marine life including rays and sharks. You can find Underwater World on Sukhumvit Road near Soi Chaiyaphruek. It is highly recommended that you go at feeding time as this is when all the activity takes place.
Opening Times: 9am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 300 baht
Harborland can be found on Pattaya Klang and is a real haven for children with activities galore plus they have Snowland and Rollerland at an extra cost. There is plenty to suit children of all ages and this is a great way to spend a family day out. This is quite unique in Pattaya as most of the activities can’t be found elsewhere.
Opening Times: 10am to 9pm
Admission Fee: Adults 180 baht | Children (≤105cm) 280 baht | Children (≥105cm) 380 baht
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is based on the original version of the same name in the US. It is a walk through museum housing a selection of weird and wonderful things that capture your interest as well as your imagination. It is suitable for all ages and group bookings are always welcome if you feel like going as a party.
Opening Times: 11am to 11pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 500 baht
Located approximately 18km south of Pattaya, the Garden can be reached by taking a left turn from Sukhumvit Road at the Km 163 marker. The Garden is a sprawling recreation park in a typical Thai setting. A group of traditional Thai pavilions and gardens of different flowering plants are positioned around the beautifully landscaped site.
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 300 baht | Children 150 baht
The farm, which is situated at 20km marker on highway No.36, raises a large number of Bengal tigers, as well as large crocodiles. Visitors will be amazed to witness tigers, pigs and dogs living together in the same quarters.
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 450 baht; Children 250 baht.
At Pattaya Sheep Farm you will find a selection of different animals including deer and alpacas in addition to the sheep. The whole place has a very hands on feel and the animals are all used to being petted and having their photos taken. There is an excellent restaurant at the farm that serves lamb chop!
Opening Times: 9am to 9pm Admission Fee: Adults 50 baht | Children 50 baht.
Pipo Pony Club is a farm dedicated to Shetland Ponies, the small breed of horse from the UK. This riding school has a very British feel about it and holds a number of different shows. Children can learn to ride or they can just go and feed them and have their photos taken with these nice natured miniature horses
Opening Times: 9am to 6:30pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 300 baht.
If you love Teddy bears then this is the place for you! Located on Soi 1, Pattaya Beach Road you will find in excess of 2,000 bears all displayed in playful poses. The museum appeals to both young and old and really is a fun day out for the family.
Opening Times: 9am to 10pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht; Children 300 baht.
Mini Siam is found on the Sukhumvit Road and is your chance to take in the world in 80 minutes! This is a miniature, but to scale version of the world and includes famous attraction such as the Statue of Liberty and the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. This is a great attraction for families as well as serving as an excellent educational tool.
Opening Times: 7am to 10pm
Admission Fee: Adults 300 baht | Children (≤120cm) 200 baht | Children (≤90cm) Free | Lower rates for expats
The Million Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm, which is located approximately 9km from Pattaya City and has beautifully landscaped grounds with elaborate flower and rock gardens in addition the farm has hundreds of crocodiles as well as some rare animals. Crocodile shows, magic performances and animal shows run 7 times a day from 9am till 5pm.
Opening Times: 8am to 6:30pm Admission Fee: Adults 300 baht; Children 150 baht.
Art in Paradise is a three-dimensional art gallery located on Pattaya 2nd Road. The gallery displays more than one hundred three-dimensional painting with the area of 6,000 square meters. It is divided into more than ten zones including Aqua zone, Safari Zone, Classic Art Zone, Ayutthaya zone, Egypt zone, Surrealism zone, Dinosaur zone and Thai zone.
Opening Times: 9am to 9pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht; Children 300 baht.
This really is something quite unique! Here you will find quite literally hundreds of erotic sculptures crafted by professional artists. Some are erotic, some amusing and some tell stories. Perhaps the highlight is night shows when the sculptures are lit up and music is playing to create a more romantic atmosphere. Love Art Park is located near to Phoenix Golf Course.
Opening Times: 9am to 7pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 200 baht
Swiss Sheep Farm can be found off the Highway 36 close to the turn for Highway 7. This is European themed farm with plenty of animals that can be petted including sheep and alpaca. This is an opportunity to see animals that are not native to Thailand in thoroughly relaxing surroundings. Onsite you will find a coffee shop, restaurant and hotel.
Opening Times: 10am to 7pm Admission Fee: Adults 120 baht | Children 80 baht.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have your photo taken sitting with an unchained and non-drugged Tiger. Tiger Park is located just off Sukhumvit Road close to Jomtien Second Road turn. The park intends to keep the animals in as close to their natural environment as possible and they are never sold for profit purposes.
Opening Times: 9am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 800 baht | Children 450 baht
Pattaya Elephant Village opened back in 1973 and is a sanctuary specifically designed for retired working elephants. The animals are humanely treated and well looked after. The village needed to open its doors to the public due to spiralling costs of keeping the animals. You can go on a one hour trek with the elephants and you will also see Thai cultural shows
Opening Times: 8:30am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 800 baht
The compound, which covers an area of more than two rais, is situated by the sea at Laem Ratchawet on Naklua Road in North Pattaya. Within the compound is a gigantic temple like structure entirely made of wood that is 105m high at the highest point which was constructed to withstand wind and sunshine on the seashore, with exquisite architectural features, the sanctuary was conceived out of the vision that human civilization has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truths.
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 250 baht.
Pattaya Floating Market is the only one of its kind in Pattaya and can be found on the Sukhumvit Road, just past the Jomtien Second Road turn. Although it is aimed at tourists, it does give you an idea of traditional Thai life and you will see a selection of activities including traditional Thai massage and a monkey show.
Opening Times: 9am to 8pm
Admission Fee: Adults 200 baht | Children 200 baht | Lower rates for expats.
The Tiffany’s Show is a world-famous cabaret show that is located at the northern end of Pattaya Second Road. The show has something of a twist in that all of the performers are ladyboys although you shouldn’t be put off as this is a family-friendly show. Tiffany’s has won numerous awards from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) amongst the many others in recognition of the quality of the show.
Opening Times: 6pm to 10:30pm Admission Fee: 650 baht to 1,050 baht
Another of the ladyboy cabaret shows in Pattaya, Alcazar is situated on Pattaya Second Road opposite Soi 4 and is a stunning performance including 17 different acts. The shows run approximately 70 minutes and is an opportunity to see some spectacular and jaw-dropping performances. This is a family-friendly show that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Opening Times: 5pm to 10:40pm Admission Fee: Adults 600 baht | Children 600 baht.
The most recent of the quality cabaret shows to open having only been established since 2013. The 400 million Thai baht theatre on Thepprasit Road is the perfect venue for this 16 segment show. All the performers are first class and go through a strict audition before they are allowed to join. The modern venue and latest scenery and equipment really add to the atmosphere.
Opening Times: 6pm to 10:30pm Admission Fee: VIP 700 baht | Deluxe 600 baht
The D-Luck Cinematic Theatre is situated on Thepprasit Road and is the only theatre of its kind in Thailand. It brings live action and cinema together combining stage performance with cutting edge technology. The show is based on Thai literature and is a 75 minute show that is quite literally awe-inspiring. You can’t fail to be enchanted by the show.
Opening Times: 6:45pm to 9pm Admission Fee: From 2500 baht.
The Alangkarn cabaret show can be found on the Sukhumvit Road in Na Jomtien and is another of the city’s superb ladyboy shows. The large, state-of-the-art theatre can hold up to 2,000 guests meaning that everyone can catch this fantastic show. There are two shows each evening last around 70 minutes each. This is a wonderful family show.
Opening Times: 5:30pm to 12am Admission Fee: From 800 baht.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Thailand having first opened in 1978. The zoo is located around 40 minutes from Pattaya and is home to about about 300 different species of animals. The most popular are the hippos, giraffes and rhinos. The animals live in excellent conditions as the zoo is spread over 2,000 acres although, of course, they are kept separately. The backdrop is simply stunning, making this an excellent an excellent place for a family day out.
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 250 baht.
Frost Magical Ice of Siam is located just off Highway 36, next to Pattaya Sheep Farm. It is something that is a total contrast to the rest of Pattaya, with temperatures inside the Dome registering -10 degrees Celsius. Inside you will find ice sculptures of penguins and polar bears along with an igloo. There is also an ice bar inside where you get drinks served in glasses made of ice. The first drink is even free!
Opening Times: 9am to 8.30pm Admission Fee: From 350 baht.
Mimosa is located around 30 minutes from Central Pattaya in Na Jomtien. It is fun and undoubtedly, colourful shopping village packed with boutique stores selling a wide variety of items, including cultural items relating to Thailand’s heritage. The village is designed to look like a traditional European city with impressive canals and narrow walkways. An area of the complex is dedicated to children and has lots of fun activities to do.
Opening Times: 10am to 9pm Admission Fee: From 350 baht.
Rubber has become one of the most important crops that are grown in Thailand and Rubberland is the first museum dedicated to all things rubber! There is an area designed to reflect Thai culture and wisdom, which brings everything to life with the aid of interactive multimedia. You can then bounce through four “fun zones” before coming to the shop which is described as a “healthy living boutique”. Here you can purchase a 100% Thai latex mattress.
Opening Times: 11am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 200 baht.
Flowerland first opened in 2018 and is a 40-acre park that is completely dedicated to flowers including indigenous and imported species. There are a range of domes that bring to life mythical and biblical creatures and people to tell stories surrounded by beautiful plants. It is something that is quite unique and is an enjoyable place to spend a few hours as a family. It is located on Pornprapanimit Road, so it is easy to get to from all areas of Pattaya.
Opening Times: 8am to 5pm Admission Fee: From 300 baht.
Parody Art Museum is located just off North Pattaya Road. As the name would suggest, this is an art museum that is dedicated to Parody and is perhaps the only one of its kind in the world. You can work your way through the history of art which is characterised in satire and a modern jokey manner. There are also plenty of opportunities to take selfies amongst the certainly different pieces of artwork. It might not be one for traditionalist but fun all the same!
Opening Times: 9am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 300 baht.
Upside Down Pattaya is situated close to the Swiss Sheep Farm in Na Jomtien. It is a fun-filled park with everything being upside down. There is a house, a leaned castle and a garden. It is popular with newlyweds who want to have their photos taken with the attractions. It is something that appeals to families, but couples also find it a romantic and unusual place to spend a few hours together.
Opening Times: 10am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 500 baht.
Hello Van Gogh is an art museum that is located on the Sukhumvit Road in the Naklua area. It showcases images of work by Van Gogh and another famous artist Claude Monet which are projected onto the walls. It is a modern style art museum that presents famous artworks interestingly and educationally that will appeal to kids of all ages as well as art lovers, making it something different and unusual to do one weekend.
Opening Times: 8am to 9pm Admission Fee: From 500 baht.
Pattaya Dolphinarium is located just off Soi Chiayapornwithi, close to the entrance to the Highway 7. As you would probably imagine it is a show with dolphins performing a series of tricks with their trainers. There is also the chance to swim with the adorable and highly intelligent creatures. Of course, there are plenty of photo opportunities with the dolphins as well as the seals that also live at the Dophinarium.
Opening Times: 9am to 5pm Admission Fee: From 600 baht.
Pattaya Dolphin World is located in the Na Jomtien area of Pattaya, not far from Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club. They are open six days a week, they are closed on Tuesday’s and have performing dolphins, seals and other marine life. You also get the possibility of swimming with the dolphins. In addition, they have other activities including horse riding, ATVs and a shootingshooting range, so there is plenty to keep you occupied!
Opening Times: 9am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 350 baht.
The Big Bee Farm can be found on Highway 36, close to the junction with the Highway 7. It is an attraction that is designed to teach people everything about the history of Thai honey. You will learn all about the bees themselves, their hives, and the diseases that pose a threat to bees as well as how the honey is extracted. Of course, there are a number of by-products from honey production and these will also be explained.
Opening Times: 8.30am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 500 baht.
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Opening Times: 8.30am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 500 baht.
The Space Inspirium can be found in Laem Chabang and is a science museum that is dedicated to all things related to space and the universe. You will find a 3D movie theatre and a simulation of walking on the moon that always appeals to the kids. There are lots of other activities that are suitable for both adults and children with information written in English and Thai. It takes around two hours to see everything.
Opening Times: 9am to 4pm Admission Fee: From 50 baht.
Ever since the beginning of time, man has dreamed of flying like the birds. Back in 2012, Franky Zapata invented the flyboard which uses compressed jets of water to propel you up to 15 metres into the air. Pattaya Flyboard, which is situated between Soi Nongkrabok and Soi Chaiyapruek 2, allows youallows you to try for yourself. Experience something like nothing else while under the instruction of the professionals!
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 2,490 baht.
Thai Wake Park is in the Nong Palai area of the city and is the perfect place to put your water sport skills to the best. Here you will be pulled around a large lake on a cable. The most popular activities are wakeboarding, wakeskating and water skiing. They have two cables, the main cable and cable 2.0 which it is possible to rent out if you want a more private experience with a group of friends.
Opening Times: 9am to 9pm Admission Fee: From 1,350 baht.
It you love water sports and get a buzz from the adrenalin rush, then there aren’t many better places in Pattaya than the Jetsurf Academy. It is located next to the Thai Wake Park, just of Soi Chiayapornwithi in Nong Palai. Here you can ride motorised surfboards around the lake, reaching speeds of up to 55kph. You can hire the boards for either one or two hours, and you will find it an exhilarating experience.
Opening Times: 9am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 2,590 baht.
The Tuxedo Illusion Hall is a superb magic show that is just on Pattaya 2nd Road in North Pattaya. The shows, which last 45 minutes, incorporate magic, trickery and, as the name would suggest, illusions. The performers are incredibly professional and include humour in their shows to keep the audience transfixed. Of course, like any good magic show, audience participation is required, so it is a fantastic show for the family.
Opening Times: 3pm to 9pm Admission Fee: From 600 baht.
Victor Port Outlaws is a water park in Laem Chabang and is aimed more at the younger generations with giant inflatables including large slides and assault courses being the order of the day. There are different areas so younger children can play without fear of being hurt by those older who have perhaps become overcome with excitement! It is very popular, especially amongst Thais although, naturally, everyone is welcome.
Opening Times: 10am to 7pm Admission Fee: From 299 baht.